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japan suicide asia samurai revenge flashback poverty seppuku ronin 17th century shogunate


Release Date: September 15, 1962

Year    :   1962
Slogan    :   «The world has never understood why the Japanese prefer death to dishonor! Winner of Prix Special du Jury at Cannes 1963 provides the answer!!»
Genres    :   Action, Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Shochiku Co., Ltd.
Director    :   Masaki Kobayashi
Producers    :   Gin'ichi Kishimoto
Writers    :   Shinobu Hashimoto, Yasuhiko Takiguchi
RunTime    :   135 mins.

An unusual request for ritual suicide on a feudal lord's property leads to the unwinding of a greater mystery that challenges the clan's integrity.

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